- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
So you've made that step to bravely consider counselling and now you're faced with lists of counsellors with different skills and all the jargon to work through... where do you even start? And how do you know who's the right person for you?
My name is Emma. I'm 34, and I'm an integrative counsellor. I know I'm young, I know that often potential clients wonder "what does she know?" - the truth is, I've been through a lot in my life, had a lot of counselling myself, and it massively informs my practice. I know what it's like to feel overwhelmed, to feel lost, to feel like a burden to others, and to believe that there's something wrong with you.
My job is to show you that these (often very loud and convincing) narratives, are not the entire picture of you. You are so much more than the difficulties you are facing, but it's hard to see that when you're 'in it'.
I know how utterly terrifying it can be to talk about things you don't even like to think about, or have pushed away. I also know what it feels like when you find the right counsellor, and you have a safe space where you can be brave enough to tentatively explore parts of yourself, your life and how you see the world.
I'm qualified in person-centred counselling and am passionate about continued professional development. I'm currently undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, with additional training in trauma, shame, attachment, suicide and self harm, safeguarding and mental health awareness. I have a degree in Psychology and I read, attend conferences and training, watch TED talks and listen to podcasts extensively to continue to develop my knowledge. I am LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse friendly, influenced not only by psychology and counselling knowledge and theories, but by nature, spirituality and religion, financial wellness, physical wellness and always work with the diversity and complexity of human experience in mind.
It's a huge privilege that I might be the person that you trust to share things with, which is why I focus so much on you feeling safe to explore who you are - often by me being as 'me' as I can be, with you.
I'm not a counsellor who will just sit session after session and listen, nodding my head and 'hmmm' ing. I'm here to change lives. It sounds big and impressive, but I firmly believe that counselling has that power, in fact, I know it does, because I've done it myself, and I've seen it with my clients.
I practice from a room located on the first floor of Great Western House with a beautiful view across the river. Unfortunately there is no lift access and therefore my room isn't accessible for those with wheelchairs or mobility concerns. In these instances, I can offer online sessions or on occasion home visits.
My sessions are 50 minutes and are either face to face in Langport or online. I also offer walk and talk therapy and occasionally will see clients in their own home. My rate is a fixed fee of £55 per session, although I do offer a limited number of concessionary slots for trainee counsellors.
My first session
Because finding a counsellor can be a massive risk - I offer a free twenty minute chat either on the phone or ideally online (so we can see each other). To sound sale-sy for a second - there's no obligation. We can chat and you can immediately contact someone else if I'm not the counsellor for you, I'd only ever be happy for you, as it's so important that you find someone that's the right fit for this often vulnerable process.
If you then choose to work with me, I will take some further information from you and email you my client agreement. During the first session we will take some time to look at this together, to answer any questions you may have and make sure we are on the same page about working together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited